“A scarier take on traditional Rice Krispies Treats®, Munch-A-Roaches are perfect for packed Halloween lunches or after-school snacks. Tropical fruit salad and currants boost the nutritional value of this crunchy, fruity treat. Courtesy of Mealtime.org. Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 100; Total fat 1.5g; Saturated fat 2g; Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 80mg; Carbohydrate 22g; Fiber 0g; Protein 1g; Vitamin A 4%DV*; Vitamin C 20%DV; Calcium 0%DV; Iron 15%DV *Daily Value”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tropical fruit salad, drained and finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) package miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 48 currants or 48 dried blueberries
  • 10 licorice, laces any color


  1. Equipment:.
  2. Paper towels.
  3. Large pot.
  4. Baking sheet.
  5. Scissors.
  6. Preparation:
  7. Sandwich the fruit between 2 layers of paper towel and blot away as much moisture as possible.
  8. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir in fruit and crisped rice cereal until cereal is uniformly moistened. Scrape onto a sheet pan and cool.
  9. Wet your hands and form cereal mixture into 24 tablespoon size, egg-shaped balls (bodies) and 24, 1 1/2 teaspoon-size balls (heads). Stick the heads onto the bodies and decorate with currants or dried blueberries for eyes, and small pieces of licorice for legs and antenna.

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